Anything Goes, Cole Porter's Musical Comedy, from Lyric Opera San Diego
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The last date listed for Anything Goes was Saturday October 10, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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The uncertain futures of two mail-order brides play out against the wild backdrop of 1860's Wyoming… More
by Cole Porter
Anything Goes is one of the most frequently requested repeat shows from our past by members of Lyric Opera audiences. One of the first elements of the re-organization of their mission twenty years ago was to set out to examine the “jazz age musicals of the American Musical Theater tradition and Anything Goes is at the top of the list of that type of show.
Its score is packed with the best of the great Cole Porter’s signature wit and tunefulness, featuring “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “It’s Delovely” and “Anything Goes.” This show really made Ethel Merman a star and gave Victor Moore, as public enemy 13, a great personal triumph as well.
David Brannen will return to direct, and he has the style and the dance choreography chops to make a memorable production. Jimmy Ferraro, who wowed crowds with his Sancho in Man of La Mancha, will return to play the role of Moonface, the comic character dressed as a clergyman. Chris Thompson will join Lyric Opera once again in the role of conductor. The joy of returning to the musical comedy roots of Broadway in the 1930’s is a reminder to all of us that in the great depression people could only stay “holed up” so long. The time came when a night on the town, and a witty, naughty time needed to be had by all.